Apple Pulls the Plug on iPad Mini 1st Gen

Apple Pulls the Plug on iPad Mini 1st Gen

Almost three years after the first iPad Mini made its debut, Apple has finally put the aging 7.9-inch slate out to pasture by removing it from their website and official online store listing.

The decision to kick the iPad Mini 1 out of its roster actually makes sense. It was clearly the odd man out in the group sporting a 1024 x 768 resolution and rocking an old Apple A5 processor when two of its successors (iPad Mini 2 and iPad Mini 3) and its bigger brothers (iPad Air and iPad Air 2) have a Retina display and are running on a 64-bit processor.


The removal of the iPad Mini 1 didn’t cause any changes on the pricing of both iPad Mini 2 and iPad Mini 3.

The iPad Mini 1st Gen will still be available through third-party retail stores both in and outside of the country. In addition, Apple will still continue to sell refurbished iPad Mini 1 until supplies last.


This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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2 Responses

  1. Louis V says:

    iPad mini 1 is the only iPad that sports 512MB RAM.

  2. Rainbow Rat says:

    Would this mean that Apple will not push IOS 9 to the first gen ipad?

    Is it really time to upgrade to a newer version? Mine is still working flawlessly.

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